Thursday, March 18, 2010

Secret Get Away

We took a day off when my sis and her cute family were here. They showed us a fabulous place that is soooo close to our home. We had no idea. Now if any of you visit we know where to take you. Just a short half mile hike to this magical slot canyon.
Family tradition means that someone jumps off something. Since Brandon's ankle injury the jumping has become the kids responsibility. Mitch is too brave for me. Let the magic begin... can you see the people? (click on photos to see them enlarged)
Mitch crossing the river

Kassidy surveying the scene

The cute girls - my daughter, sister and niece


The Wild kids playing in red dirt and water



Kassidy took a moment of peace

Mitch found out how cold a river fresh from the snowmelt can be

Here is the reason-
Sunshine, red dirt stained socks, kids first rapel in a slot canyon, happy children
Now this is why we moved here. You bet we are livin' the dream baby.

12 comments:

WildBound said...

aaaaahhhhhh.....yes, living the dream...and buffalo hunt...

beanstocks said...

Glad you guys are enjoying your new life and home. All your fun, outdoor, adventuresome posts make me want to move to St. George! We sure miss you in the Sunshine state though. BTW, love Mitch's face from the freezing river. Classic.

Canyonsrcool said...

Yeah, we did that hike and it was completely dry. Looks different now . . . hmmmm sunshine.

Little T said...

Ah-yes. The red sand of Southern Utah. Thank heavens for bleach! I am happy to hear that you are slowly finding your new house to be HOME. We're so glad that you are close. Parker begs to return to St. George often...so wash those sheets...you never know when we'll show up! -Taunya

jksfam said...

Awesome! The sky is so pretty in the picture of Kassidy!

Sheri said...

Maybe you can tell us where it is or we can go together on Monday when we are there!! You guys really need to make a travel guide for the rest of us less adventurous souls that dream of living your dream!!;)

CowboyBob said...

Wish I were sitting by that pool where Kassidy is sitting. Love especially the last picture.

Desertbound said...

Sigh...Love.... IT !!!!
And love you guys. Keep finding those hidden treasures. Love the smile on Kassidy's face in the last photo. Priceless!

DreamPacker said...

Great photos, great memories for you. Thanks for sharing. I love these vicarious moments.

Julie said...

We are coming to your area for Spring Break... we will be there April 7-10th. We will be staying in Hurricane at a hotel there. We would LOVE to come see you and spend some time living the dream with you!

Sayyadina said...

We have GOT to make time to come see you and your new place! and this hike. I want to reflect above that snowmelt pool, too. Wonderful pictures!!!

Kassidy said...

He was stealing my jacket. I was laughing at his attempt.